Mexico Euzkadi ??????


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barnyguey

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Howdy fellows Schwinn freaks! I've been researching and collecting Schwinn badges for the last several years.
One of the really cool badges is a Euzkadi badge with Arnold Schwinn on it. I did end up with a couple of the badges, but still can't find a photo of a Schwinn bicycle with the badge. I did find out Euzkadi was a tire company that was a partner with B.F. Goodrich in a venture. I talked to a few people about it and one Question that came up was the two color variations. I always said I didn't know? It came to me out of the blue the other day! Maybe the Red, White & Blue model badge was for the U.S. flag and the orange & green model badge was for the Mexican flag.
What do you think?
EUZKADI 01.jpg
us flag.jpg
MEXICAN FLAG.jpg
EUZKADI 01.JPG
 
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GTs58

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Just a silly question. Why would a USA made bike sold in the USA have a badge with Mexico on it? I'd assume that the red white and blue signifies it's a USA made bike but sold in Mexico. My El Pato cans say product of USA and they have a Mexican and American flag on it. :D
 

barnyguey

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I agree, That's what I was saying in a round about way. I guess it didn't come out good? Barry
 
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GTs58

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I noticed that the red white and blue version has the bottom 1/3 of the badge embossed and the red and green is just inked. Would that indicate the embossed badge is the early (1st) version and the inked is the later version?
 
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barnyguey

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I noticed that the red white and blue version has the bottom 1/3 of the badge embossed and the red and green is just inked. Would that indicate the embossed badge is the early (1st) version and the inked is the later version?
Good question, I've wondered that also. I also thought maybe different badge making outfits made them. I know there were lots of outfits making them around the country and maybe in Mexico for the ones sold there?
 
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barnyguey

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I noticed that the red white and blue version has the bottom 1/3 of the badge embossed and the red and green is just inked. Would that indicate the embossed badge is the early (1st) version and the inked is the later version?
Hey Man! You don't happen have a better photo of the Red, White and Blue badge? Thanks, Barry
 

sarmis

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I’m going to guess Euzkadi badged Schwinn bikes, perhaps ?, were sold somewhere in Mexico at one time because of the Euzkadi Tire Company connection as Barry pointed out. There is nothing to prove this assumption unless there is related literature or a person involved with Euzkadi or Schwinn or Mexico from that time could elaborate on this.

My OTHER guess is that these badges were a stash of leftover NOS badges that were not destined for bikes and are now scarce badges in the hobby.
As far as color combinations, I wouldn’t read into symbolism and just chalk it up to another choice of color.
Here is a pic of my Euzkadi badge.
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barnyguey

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I’m going to guess Euzkadi badged Schwinn bikes, perhaps ?, were sold somewhere in Mexico at one time because of the Euzkadi Tire Company connection as Barry pointed out. There is nothing to prove this assumption unless there is related literature or a person involved with Euzkadi or Schwinn or Mexico from that time could elaborate on this.

My OTHER guess is that these badges were a stash of leftover NOS badges that were not destined for bikes and are now scarce badges in the hobby.
As far as color combinations, I wouldn’t read into symbolism and just chalk it up to another choice of color.
Here is a pic of my Euzkadi badge.
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Thanks for the photo man! I always wanted a clearer photo. Happy New Year! Barry

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barnyguey

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These are three I have. I would only cut loose of one for a Red, White and Blue one, in the same kind shape as mine.
EUZKADI 01.JPG
EUZKADI 02.JPG
EUZKADI 03.JPG
 

barnyguey

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
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I know one thing for sure! If I was going to pick colors, it for sure wouldn't be that ugly green and orange combo. The other color combo looks way better!
 

barnyguey

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
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I like how Euzkadi is printed on one badge and the other has Euzkadi written in brass raised letters. Same with the other wording.
 

barnyguey

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Apr 7, 2012
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Rathdrum, Idaho
#18
Howdy fellows Schwinn freaks! I've been researching and collecting Schwinn badges for the last several years.
One of the really cool badges is a Euzkadi badge with Arnold Schwinn on it. I did end up with a couple of the badges, but still can't find a photo of a Schwinn bicycle with the badge. I did find out Euzkadi was a tire company that was a partner with B.F. Goodrich in a venture. I talked to a few people about it and one Question that came up was the two color variations. I always said I didn't know? It came to me out of the blue the other day! Maybe the Red, White & Blue model badge was for the U.S. flag and the orange & green model badge was for the Mexican flag.
What do you think?
euzkadi-01-jpg.jpg
us-flag-jpg.jpg
mexican-flag-jpg.jpg
euzkadi-01-jpg.jpg
 

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